In Philadelphia, Kyle Kendrick won his 3rd consecutive start for the Phillies in a 4-2 win over the Nationals in the opener of their series. Kendrick (7-9, 4.12) lasted 6.2 innings, and gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3, and exiting to a standing ovation from the Phillies' fans. Antonio Bastardo and BJ Rosenberg each struck out the only hitters they faced, with Rosenberg getting Jason Werth with 2 out and 2 on. Ryan Howard (.257) had a single and a double and knocked in a run for the Phillies.
The win by Kyle was #55 for HomeSiders in the majors this year.
In Baltimore, the Orioles beat Toronto, 6-4. After the game, Anthony Gose was returned to Las Vegas. In his first stint in the majors, Gose struggled to a .183 average, but did show some signs of being major league ready, stealing 10 bases and playing some good outfield for Toronto. I will not be surprised if he is given a chance to win a job in spring training.
In San Francisco, the Giants defeated the Braves, 5-3. Michael Bourn (.287) was 1 for 4 for Atlanta, and stole his league leading 25th base.